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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending February 22, 2020

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%. 

- Favorable opinions of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have fallen to an all-time low following the organization’s announcement this week that it is declaring bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. Americans are also less enthusiastic about scouting in general.

- Former President Obama took credit for the booming economy in a tweet earlier this week, but voters still tend to think President Trump deserves more of the credit.

- Americans are growing more concerned about the threat of coronavirus but also tend to think the media is overhyping the deadly disease that erupted out of China.

- Voters give Congress slightly better marks for its job performance following the bruising battle over impeachment but still tend to be disappointed in their own representative on Capitol Hill.

- Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay major presidential candidate, is one of the early leaders in the race for this year’s Democratic nomination. Most voters say they have no problem with electing a gay president but remain less sure that others they know agree.

- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of February 9-13, 2020 has fallen back to 102.4 from 105.8 the week before.

- Just over half of voters think Democrats have a good chance of defeating President Trump in November, no matter which opponent he faces.

- Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.

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